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Academic and Need-based Scholarships



The Belmont University College of Pharmacy offers scholarship awards to a number of entering students, some based on academic excellence and others on a combination of financial need and academic accomplishment.

Twelve scholarship of $5,000 ($2,500.00 per semester) will be awarded to members of the entering class from among those who apply for consideration and who meet all requirements.

Scholarship Awards

     •  The College of Pharmacy Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to
         students demonstrating excellent academic merit prior to admission.
         A minimum GPA of 3.5 and a minimum PCAT score of 70 is required for
         this award.

     •  The College of Pharmacy Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated
         financial need and are in good academic standing prior to admission.  Applicants for
         this award must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
         and submit a brief essay describing their financial need.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 and
         a minimum PCAT score of 60 is required for this award.

Award Process - Application Deadline: May 15

     •  Applicants for both awards must complete a College of Pharmacy Scholarship
         Application.  Students may apply for both awards, however only one may be awarded
         to an individual student.  Applications received after May 15 will not be considered.

     •  Each applicant must provide a completed and legible application, a current CV/resume
         and an essay (limited to 500 words) on why you would be a good candidate for
         the scholarship to which you are applying.

     •  Applications will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and ranked according to the
         scholarship criteria.  Service (to both the community and university) and leadership
         will also be noted as the committee makes their selections.  Applicants should describe
         these activities clearly on the application form.

     •  A total of 12 scholarships will be awarded to each class, 6 of each scholarship.  If fewer
         than 6 qualified students apply for either scholarship, additional scholarships will be
         awarded in the other category.

     •  Award recipients will receive notification of their award by June 1.

Maintaining Awards

All scholarships are awarded for up to four years as long as the student is enrolled full-time, maintains good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and is not on academic probation, and, for the need-based scholarship, continues to demonstrate financial need through annual submission of the FAFSA by June 1.  Academic standing is assessed after each semester. If at any time the student's GPA drops below a 3.0, the scholarship will be revoked and they will not be eligible to reapply.

Students who do not receive an initial award may apply again in future years if funds become available.  The Awards Committee will notify all students in the class if funds become available.

Questions about the College of Pharmacy Scholarships may be directed to the Chair of the Awards Commitee, Dr. Kristy Booziotis.


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